This Body of Death

This Body of Death

A Novel

eBook - 2010
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On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. While Lynley works on the case in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest--and to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking.
Published: [New York] : Harper, c2010.
ISBN: 9780061991462
0061991465
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (624 p.)

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ilovewhippets
Dec 02, 2014

Way too long! The story tends to drag on! It should have been edited and shortened! It's an OK story.

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novabrite
Jul 03, 2014

I like this author and this started out with a good story but I felt the "simulated story" got in way and I lost interest with the back and fourth story lines........

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Sansha
Mar 28, 2014

Loved it, loved it. Haven't been back to Elizabeth George for a while. Like putting on a comfortable pair of slippers, all the usual characters and two intriguing story lines.

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marcrrussell
Dec 20, 2013

I have read 4 inspector Lynley novels and this was my favorite! All the red herrings and crazy suspects kept me entertained; my only critique is that it could have been 75-100 pages shorter. Havers and Lynley worked separately most of this one and I liked observing them through their interactions with other characters, rather than each other.

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FleurT
Oct 20, 2013

My first Lynley and Havers book. I do want to read more of them now. Well plotted, though I did guess the main plot points early on. Lots of humour though, which made it enjoyable. However the motivations of one of the main characters (Gina) were never made clear and I found this quite unsatisfying for days after I finished reading it.

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swimperis
Nov 29, 2012

I wasn't going to read any more of her books after "What Came Before ..." simply because she was getting too philosophical. Her book "Careless in Red" was starting to get better, but did not convince me to read another. A friend told me this one (Body of Death) was a serious improvement and it is. However,I skipped all the parts of the book that simulated the James Bulger murder as this was just too difficult to read.

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blossom21
Jun 09, 2012

The beginning pages of this book left me confused: where is the author going; who are all these characters she is introducing? I gave up around page 40 and put the book down, most disappointed since I have enjoyed the previous Elizabeth George-Inspector Lynley books.

MARGARET A BRIGNELL Jun 11, 2011

An interesting read. However, one plot twist revolves around a character not being able to read, but another revolves around the same character voluntarily writing a correctly spelled note over and over. A person who cannot read, certainly cannot write a grammatically and correctly spelled sentence. This anomaly spoiled the book for me.

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marlenecoates
Jan 28, 2011

thank goodness E. George has left behind most of Lynley's angst and has a good story to tell...and hooray for more of Barbara and Nkata...some pretty grim details but that's life on a bad day..

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cheadlebeagle
Jan 07, 2011

I love the Lynley series but I have to say this is not up to the usual standards. I found the fact that part of the plot is based on a very famous gruesome murder case in England a few years ago somewhat offensive. I also found that Lynley's behaviour seemed out of character completely. Not one of her best.

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